Db2 Blog Posts

Validating VIP Usage

Recently, I was working on a database using HADR with failover handled by TSAMP. The database was configured to use a virtual IP (VIP) address. However, when I tested the failover with the application team, some of the applications were getting SQL1776N errors from...

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Writing SQL with SQL

The Db2 RDBMS offers many great tools for getting things done. There are, however, times when tools are unavailable. This isn’t a problem when you’re performing a simple and discrete task. When the task has many iterations then like dropping triggers or granting...

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Setting Up HADR with Two Auxiliary Standbys

In my previous blog, I presented some of the issues you can run into when setting up one auxiliary HADR standby and a potential solution. This blog discusses setting up two auxiliary standby databases in detail. Let's start with all the information we need to set the...

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Terminating Db2 Backups to a Vendor Media Server

Sometimes, while running a database backup or restore, you may encounter a situation where you need to terminate the backup or restore operation. If the backup is writing to disk, this is quite easy: You can generally type Ctrl-C, and the Db2 Command Line Processor...

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Three Text Highlighting Tricks with PuTTY

PuTTY is a free, cross-platform terminal program that supports SSH, telnet, and raw socket connections. For authentication it supports public key and kerberos single-sign-on. This application, is one of the oldest clients for Microsoft Windows, released by Simon...

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Db2 System Authorities

How do I grant a user SYSADM, SYSCTRL, SYSMAINT, or SYSMON privileges in Db2? As a newbie to the database administration world, I was tasked with giving a pretend user the ability to create databases in a virtual environment setup for learning. I easily found that the...

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